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>> i welcome the budget analysts reports. >> tell you said accident peaking order. >> norms of managing someone in the system it's approximately 55 thousand dollars a year for the taxpayer. it's a little bit higher than the state average costs but are we're san francisco and we try a little bit harder but if you were to send somebody which is often the case through pretrial. we can save money by stopping a person from repeated officers.
and with the sheriff a b-109 we're permitted to use our discretion to allow someone going through the process. >> okay. >> and as i was just saying back to the budget analysis recommendation there were 2 we put into place strategies to address the two these are readily agreed to you will have legislation before you that allows greater discretion electronic monitoring this provides for the county sheriff's but it has been approved by the board of supervisors. upon my return as sheriff i was
concerned there was not the expanded assessable such as those folks under expanded sentencing and others that would be able to afford or benefit from our post custody programs. when i saw that the numbers were dramatic low i turned the spicket back on by creating policy that allows to justify the data. and my action took place a number of weeks before we had interviewed with the budget analyst but with the budget analyst report doesn't say and in defenses of our staff with increasing the number of the participants in those profit
program especially those are who are more sophisticated in their criminal behavior it's not an 8 to 5 job we have to increase our night time shifts where the crime is higher but also it requires a greater responsibility on our part of supervising those and making sure they don't run a foul of the law and that means having to resign my staff to night time shifts. we're certainly trying to deal with the criminal justice system. i'll be happy to answer questions >> actually, my question was the to specific budget analyst
remedies. i'm hearing your pursuing this before the analysts budget >> when will we begin to see the differences? >> i'm seeing that some concerns that i'd like to share with you. it's the first formal hearing that the a b has been present one is housing. san francisco has a significant housing problem important those formerly incarcerated those whodunit we send out on an early release and that's from
discretion discrimination. about doing everything we can to find alternatives to incarceration or shifting from categorization to a more post custody supervised program the person needs housing and that confronts our department you don't reels someone who's homeless. how many homeless folks do we have coming into our jails. that also i am cats part of the population we're talking about. now we're beginning to assess what's working always has other questions we hadn't looked at.
so it's a population such as in district 10 and in districts 11 districts 57 he 6 which is the largest populations that are hosting people on probation or parole or people libel to return to the neighborhoods in which they come from that were the highest in incarceration levels we have to do a better jobs in providing housing. >> i want to interject my office is talking that up and we're going to remain from discussion. >> love to support you in any arrest warrant way in that avor. >> just a couple of follow-up
questions first of all, thank you she have for being here and welcome back to the board the former supervisor you're a former member but i wanted to follow up on the point on housing. which is a big issue and i'm very happy to hear that there is something that is in the works. are there any examples out there in any other jurisdiction where they have tackled that issue in a successful way or are we venturing onto the - and this is reflected from large cities and counties going through.
there are other communities where they're able to have service providers with adult abrasions. those are single or two providers that help facilitate housing efforts. we make sure that the soon to be x offender incarcerated are getting into hours and i think we do need to tighten that flow much better >> and just a final question i think it's really remarkable when you look at the realignment where the jail population is and where that is relative to crime rates in the city.
i mean, we're doing all those innovative things and using alternatives to incarceration and you see that not only is our jail population down but crime is down so, i mean what is happening? the nature reflexion that is going they miss portray the nexus to crime but it's not well qualified are the nature reflexion is crime is attached to this. one in particular we wouldn't be in this kind of position if it wasn't for the symmetry that i and chief mentioned earlier or the crime partners to come
together. in each in this industry that are nature tensions that are unique to each departments. i think as a result of people honing in and not just a b-109 but grasping with the high criminal rates that units us in the responsibility of answering this question and that's part of the reason we're seeing that. but i want to caution folks. that the population trend although we're making major inroads is on the psych population it's worthy of another hearing were what is our
city and team approach to deal with a population that is going to continue to draw in ways of city resources in ways we're not thank you thank you very much. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> flex the mayor's office of housing or representative from the mayor's office of housing. >> he was here earlier? >> i know. thank you >> thank you supervisors i'm with the mayor's office. give me one moment.
>> thank you yes. >> we've harder a little bit about the inside for housing for our reentry people come back into the community so i hope your discussion that topic. absolutely. >> greato i'm going to talk first very briefly about the mayor's office in the audit was and then i'll look at the way we've been resolved in reentry housing a long time and affordable housing for former incarcerated folks. so for the audit mayors housing
staff was interviewed. and we provided the housing department with information and we provided two documents that define our priorities and the consolidated plan and the fair housing report. those reports describe reentry housing needs and recommended housing needs for reentry housing population. so as i want to point out that before we were involved in the audit reentry housing has been a growing priority for about 5 years since we began working with the council. participation in the reentry council has spurred our efforts to make sure that formerly
incarcerated individuals have housing. so we focused on expanding vertebras access to allolks with ariminal record. we combined a model screening policy thatequires awe our affordable housing agency to screen them in rather than screening them out. so providers are expected to seek evidence to provide mitigating circumstances and that that will not be repetitive of their future behavior. let's go back to that slide.
mroishts. i'm not sure where intak is there a missing slide? that you might have it on our hand out and what's the missing slide. >> the describes that they created a model screen policy that was fully implemented in our local support units that's about 15 hundred units and those units receive a higher level of city funding and also receive support from other departments so they're able to help with the reentry population. so we asked those unit to
provide the access. we have more affordable providers and their expected to screen but the policy allows them a little bit more discretion. so folks with children will be more careful to be accepting individuals with say criminal sex cases. those are the units you see think 0 the list before you although unfortunate we don't have a large reentry units but we're getting more.
>> how did you decide if 55 was sufficient and what's our interaction with the probation department and sheriff's department in mthos decision. >> sure. you know the mayors offense of the housing has about supportive of housing for inmates for a long time. you're not seeing the reflection of the current priorities of the city but honestly historical housing hadn't been for funding >> so is there communication with the sheriff's department is there a target you have in mind. >> we haven't received imply
specific numbers of figures. >> in terms of of the sheriff's department? >> we participated inhe reentry council and we've not been in direct discussions so far as i know. >> the chief wants to add to that. >> excellent thank you. >> yes there has been a meeting with the mayor's offices of housing and also the mayor's criminal justice paul henderson and my office to discuss the need for housing the need to increase housing and where the strategies are our current budget apps includes more funding for housing but it's not just a matter of more funding but developing that capacity.
>> chief i'm sorry can you tell me - so we know we have 55 units spread out over 10 developments. what's the total population needs? >> we're talking about hundreds of units. if we're talking about a b-109 we're talking about a couple of hundred but we have 55 thousand offenders in the community so it's trying to - what's the capacity we can create but several hundred units would be my response at least. thank you >> thank you chief so this is bring us more up to date. >> i appreciate meetings.
we're working with the corporation to implement the training of all affordable housing they'll tape the performers for the applicants who have a criminal record and we're working to improve our policies so people who have a criminal records are not turned away >> we receive 13 thousand affordable units but access to the full stock a absolutely crucial. >> i want to wrap up by ovidg a couple of brief on the recommendations
and weechat in cooperation with the mayors housing there are briefings of housing programs. i just want to make a note that tracking a b-109 offenders is not possible right now but we'd be happy to have other departments track those individuals. i also point out that gathering data an criminal record does require that you push very careful we don't want to create any discrimination issues and, in fact, they've abandon the box to prevent housing diagrams and preventing providers from asking about criminal records on the application it's a balancing
address that we need to address. back to the second recommendation to evaluate the impact of diagrams and housing stablt. since hr c does the inspection of housing. we oversee housing but we don't offer see private buildings which is a significant issue and that brings our presentation to an end >> thank you. >> thank you, madam chair can you talk about the missing slide you talked about 13 thous units? >> it's a board variety of
subsidi subsidizeed affordable housing they also receive a variety of other state and funding resources. so there's no funding one affordable housing project but they tend to serve individual up to 50 period of time of average income and some of those are particularly to serve folks with children >> great i appreciate theirs those conversations going on it's critical that you have 55 out of 13 thousand that's a fraction of one percent. i would think we'd do better than that. can you talk about the timeline.
when do you expect to come back with -- to have a plan in place that outlines what you're going to do >> absolutely i handed out the model screen policy that is currently implemented. and we hope to expand and make more robust with the csa training curriculum over the next year the impementdz are listed >> over the next year we're not going to have a fully developed plan for a year? >> i'm sorry i was referring to the implementation of the trainz and the screening practices was there another part? on the issue of housing and those conversations that are happening right now what is the
12 foredeveloping is a strategy that takes us 55 units to somewhere close to the 13 thousand we need >> i'll have to have someone else more experienced to answer that. >> how does the housing work. >> so far as i know the uses of the mowrys trust fund are largely already defined and there was no specific arrangement in that legislation to take care of that. >> maybe it would be helpful to bring this item back to see where things are short term. >> absolutely.
okay. thank you very much >> thank you. >> for your presentation. >> i'd like to invite the chief executive office for our supreme court court system thank you four joining us. good morning >> i'm basically here to answer any questions you may have i want to thank you for calling this hearing and thank you to the budget and analysis office for including the court who is not a city entity but a border empty to be part of the audit. as the prior speakers have said this is a grounded breaking part of criminal justice throughout the state and the court is
certainly going to be perpetrated to do our part to hear the post hearing starting july 1st hopefully, we're wrapping our planning phase. we'll have several interactions with the sheriff and we've spoken with parole and we will be talking to the public defender and district attorney for their input as well so we'll be perpetrated to increase take that task on july 1st to meet the deadline from the statute. we do have one recommendation in the audit its the one we disagree with on page 22 of the audit that states that i the chief executive of the court should assign a pattern to the
community and we disagree due to the courts role of being a neutral party. we believe that border lines on policymaking and that's our part in the cc p. we were on the committee for the statutory community has stated and put into statute penal code 1230 was basically to enforcement and implementation plan by 2011 and that's certainly what the court was involved in and once completed the court stepped back we want to stay out of this for those
specific reasons and i'm happy to answer any questions you may have >> i'd like to hear from the budget analysis their rationale. >> we did have confidence the state of the court for the directed judges not to be part of the community but we did a survey of other county and other counties do send representatives and it's important for the safety policies and procedures and that we understood not having the no representative so we maintained our remediesan